5 Trends From the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020
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5 Trends From the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Supply chain leaders can evaluate the capabilities from this Hype Cycle to make strategic decisions on pilot projects and investments. In this year of uncertainty and disruption, supply chain leaders must strive to balance a focus on foundational capabilities with the pursuit of innovation. Organizations that set the base for their success now will be…

Know what?  So what…
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Know what? So what…

There was a recent post in the Operational Excellence Group that I own on LinkedIn.  The post was about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Lean Six Sigma program and the benefits that were realized.  The person who created the post was rather excited that the program had saved NASA $1.3 million. Reading this…

Manufacturing Industry’s Real Enemy: Why Time Is The Biggest Threat You Need To Worry About
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Manufacturing Industry’s Real Enemy: Why Time Is The Biggest Threat You Need To Worry About

Whether political turbulence, economic challenges, or biological threats, we live in a world that is increasingly less predictable and where volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) is the new norm.  This has revealed vulnerabilities in the traditional business models and the manner in which organizations operate.  Doing business as usual is no longer a viable…

The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships
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The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships

Today’s leaders have never been under so much pressure. Even as they navigate the evolving COVID-19 crisis—keeping their customers and employees safe and their businesses viable—expectations are sky-high. Shareholders are calling for foresight, bold strategies, agility, and resilience, while governments and communities increasingly expect businesses to support broader goals, such as sustainability and social justice. For…